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Breaking the peace

When I crossed the bridge over the motor way on my run, I recalled that ten years ago I was arrested under that very bridge for protesting the motorway's construction, which unnecessarily devastated beautiful and historical land. I was bound over to keep the peace at the magistrate's court. Eventually, with the help of my solicitor, I won compensation and an apology for I had been wrongfully arrested. I had indeed been protesting, but in a free country there is nothing illegal about protesting.

I was bound over to keep the peace for six months, and so I have done ever since. However, the right to protest is our birthright, and many feel that the time is coming when, like our dear ancestors, we will have to 'break the peace' to restore justice, freedom, and democracy.

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